Russian forces in "high alert" after drone attack in Crimea
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Ukraine’s Russian-controlled peninsula of Crimea was the target of a drone attack today, with Russian forces being placed “on high alert”, the Kremlin said.

“There was an attack with ‘drones'”, confirmed the governor of the administrative region of Sevastopol, in Crimea, Mikhail Razvojayev, who explained that the air defense forces were in a state of alert and that they had already shot down two of these ‘drones’.

Mikhail Razvozhayev added that no civilian infrastructure was damaged and urged residents to remain calm.

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, based in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, was also attacked, in what Russian authorities called a “massive” drone attack.

The attack, which damaged at least one of its ships, prompted Moscow to momentarily withdraw from the agreement allowing the export of grain from Ukrainian ports.

The region’s governor had already said last week that Russian authorities were strengthening their positions on the Crimean peninsula as Kiev forces seek to reclaim occupied territory.

The military offensive launched on February 24 by Russia in Ukraine has already caused the flight of more than 13 million people – more than six million internally displaced and more than 7.7 million to European countries -, according to the most recent data. of the UN, which classifies this refugee crisis as the worst in Europe since the Second World War (1939-1945).

The Russian invasion – justified by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, with the need to “denazify” and demilitarize Ukraine for Russia’s security – was condemned by the international community in general, which has responded by sending arms to Ukraine and imposing Russia from political and economic sanctions.

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